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Making Sense of the Census (Fording the Langs, at Present)

Robert Langford (b. 1817, NC, m. M. and Martha __), of Boydton Dist., Mecklenburg, Virginia

ABT 1816-1817–BIRTH: See censuses, below. –shb [Note: Some of this needs review and reworking–apparently the children were born of two wives, both starting with the letter "M." I will do more on this family when I am able to connect them to my line–shb.]

1860 CENSUS–"ROBT LANGFORD" IS AGE FORTY-FOUR, AN "OVERSEER," BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, LIVING WITH WIFE "M.," AGE THIRTY-FIVE, BORN IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AND SEVEN CHILDREN, in P.O. DUPREES OLD STORE, CHARLOTTE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. HeritageQuest on-line census iamge, accessed and transcribed 10 Jun 2006, by shb:

P.O. Duprees Old Store, Charlotte County, Virginia
Series MK653, Roll 1340, Page 312
Taken 12 Oct 1860

914/914 T. F. Petties 40M Farmer 2100 5000 Charlotte, Virginia

915/915 Robt Langford 44M Overseer 100 North Carolina
M. 35F Charlotte, Virginia
W.C. 12M Charlotte, Virginia
John 5M Charlotte, Virginia
Ella 7F Charlotte, Virginia
JoAnn [?] 4F Charlotte, Virginia
Lucky 3F Charlotte, Virginia
Solomon 1M Charlotte, Virginia
E ______ 6M Charlotte, Virginia

916/916 E. J. Cardwell 50F & family. –shb 10 Jun 2006

1870 CENSUS–"ROBT LANGFORD" IS AGE FIFTY-FOUR, A FARMER, BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, LIVING WITH WIFE MARTHA, AGE TWENTY-NINE, BORN IN VIRGINIA, AND NINE CHILDREN [OF TWO MARRIAGES?], IN P.O. CHRISTIANSVILLE, MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA. HeritageQuest on-line census image, accessed and transcribed, 9 Jun 2006, by shb:

P.O. Christiansville, Mecklenburg County, Virginia
Series M593, Roll 1663, Page 323
Taken 28 Jul 1870

296/273 Webb, William N. (age 64), wife Emma O. (56), and family.

297/274 Langford, Robt 54 MW Farmer 160 North Carolina
, Martha 29 FW Keeps House Virginia
, Wyatt 19 MW Assists Father Virginia
, John 17 MW Assists Father Virginia
, Ann 16 FW Assists Mother Virginia
, Mary 14 FW Assists Mother Virginia
, Ella 13 FW At Home Virginia
, Emma S. 10 FW At Home Virginia
, Martha 7 FW At Home Virginia
, Deliah C. 4 FW At Home Virginia
, Ann Belle 9/12 FW At Home Virginia

298/275 Burrell, Wyatt (age 38), wife Catharine (30), and family. –shb 10 Jun 2006

1880 CENSUS–"ROBT. LANGFORD" IS AGE SIXTY-THREE, BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA, A FARMER, LIVING WITH WIFE MARTHA, AGE FORTY-SIX, AND FIVE CHILDREN, IN CHRISTIANSVILLE, MECKLENBURG, VIRGINIA. LDS Transcription, as posted on FamilySearch.org, accessed 27 Mar 2006, by shb:

"Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Robt. LANGFORD Self M Male W 63 NC Farming NC NC
Martha LANGFORD Wife M Female W 46 VA Keeping House VA VA
Molly LANGFORD Dau S Female W 24 VA At Home NC VA
Delila LANGFORD Dau S Female W 14 VA At Home NC VA
Emma LANGFORD Dau S Female W 20 VA At Home NC VA
Nancy LANGFORD Dau S Female W 12 VA At Home NC VA
Robert LANGFORD Son S Male W 9 VA NC VA
Frank EARL Other M Male W 26 PA Carpenter PA PA
Matha EARL Other M Female W 18 VA Boarding NC VA

"Source Information:
Census Place Christiansville, Mecklenburg, Virginia
Family History Library Film 1255378
NA Film Number T9-1378
Page Number 125A
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

"© 1999-2005 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved." [Note: Robert and Martha live next to two John and Wyatt Langford families, presumed to be their sons, since both say their father was born in North Carolina and their mother, in Virginia. On both sides of the Langfords live black Burwell and Roberts families.] –shb 27 Mar 2006

1900 CENSUS–"_____ LANGFORD IS LIVING WITH HIS SON-IN-LAW, E. J. JOHNSON, AND DAUGHTER EMMA AND THEIR FOUR CHILDREN, IN BOYDTON DISTRICT, MECKLENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA. HE IS A WHITE MALE, AGE EIGHTY-ONE, BORN APR 1819, IN NORTH CAROLINA, BOTH PARENTS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA. [Note: His first name is left blank, with only the Langford surname showing, as indented. I was, however, able to find him as "Robert," by finding a match for daughter Emma, in my database. He is also listed in this census as having been married nineteen years, so he must have been reporting on a second marriage, though she is not listed as being with him in his son-in-law's household that day.] –shb 8 Jun 2006

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June 10, 2006 - Posted by | Genealogy, Uncategorized, Virginia Langfords

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